Steel Plant Automation - Plate Shear Line
A steel plant asked us to automate their plate shear line. They needed to improve the accuracy of their cutting operation. They needed all line drives synchronized with the main shear drive to make more accurate cuts.
We used Siemens S7 400 Programmable Logic Controllers, with remote IO stations using the MP277 Human Machine Interface for displays. We used WinCC SCADA to manage the whole line.
Our solution increased their line speed by 10%. Manpower was greatly reduced because everything could be controlled from a central station. Our enhanced diagnostic data helped reduce troubleshooting and repair time when equipment failed.